Bilge pump

Bilge pump

Bilge pump

Inv. 406
Interpretation by Arturo Uccelli, 1952 - 1953

In this drawing Leonardo presents a study of a pump, called "galley trumpet". It is designed to pump water out of bilges (the bottoms of boats) here symbolized by a basket. An associated drawing on two other folios represents a conical valve (see inv. 407)

The model is based on the drawing:

  • Manuscript L f. 25 v. (1502-1503)
    Paris, Institut de France